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power or mass transit in many areas and they are flooded. >> travel brought to a halt thousands of flights have been canceled. what bay area passengers can expect today. >> more trouble on the east coast with rain and troubles here coming up. >> new delays on southbound 880 by the oakland coliseum. we'll explain coming up. good morning. it's tuesday, october 30. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. president barack obama has declared a major disaster area on the east coast now connected to the deaths of 17 people in the united states. 7.4million homes and businesses all without power. that's across 16 states. including washington, d.c. we are hearing figures of between $10 and $20 billion in damage
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and 15,000 flights across the country have been canceled. ines ferre has the latest in new york city. >> reporter: thousands of new yorkers today are without power and the southern part of manhattan is virtually shut down. reporter: a storm surge nearly 14 feet high pushed ashore flooding hundreds of miles of coastline from virginia to massachusetts. >> it's the most flooding i have seen in all the years i have lived here. >> reporter: floodwater and high winds have knocked out power to millions of people. >> we are seeing a large number of fires caused by downed wires and electrical problems relating to outages. >> reporter: more than 200 firefighters are still battling a blaze in an evacuation in queens. more than 50 homes have already been destroyed. the cause of the fire is still being investigated. and power outages prompted a mass evacuation from nyu hospital when a backup generator failed. dozens of ambulances lined up to evacuate more than 200 patients throughout the early- morning hours and extra help was called in to help move patients. >> we have 50 firefighters coming here as well, as well as from help from greater new york
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hospital association. there's a lot of help. but it's a challenging situation. >> reporter: just about all of southern manhattan is shut down. the floodwaters are receding but sandy's record surge proved to be too much for the island. this was the scene at the brooklyn battery tunnel as the hudson river overflowed its boundaries. sandy came ashore just south of atlantic city monday night. the city's famed boardwalk took a beating. 80 sections were swept away. once on land -- >> this is almost like from fall to immediate winter overnight. >> reporter: --sandy combined with a cold front to produce a massive snowstorm in the appalachians. and the subway system in new york city is dealing with what the mta is calling an unprecedented situation. the new york stock exchange is closed. there are no school classes. live in new york, ines ferre. now back to you.
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>> thank you. among the casualties from sandy a replica of a historic ship made for a movie. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran joins us now with a dramatic rescue operation as that ship went down. >> reporter: the boulder police departmenty was built in 1960 as a replica of the original 1787 vessel. the bounty was built and now it's a complete loss. one by one the coast guard plucked crew from the ocean. the bowny sank when her engine and pumps failed. it was built in 1960 as a replica of the original 1787 vessel. >> it's a sad thing with a ship like that. a sad thing. >> all that work and all the history of that boat just gone, just like that. >> reporter: the bounty's captain is still missing. this were 16 crew on board, 14 were rescued. one person died. this morning, here are pictures out of new jersey that show that extreme damage. this storm is being blamed for flooding, toppled trees on cars, downed power lines and thousands of evacuees forced to
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seek higher ground. atlantic city became an extension of the atlantic ocean. seaweed and ocean debris swirled in the knee deep water covering downtown streets. take a look at this. this is the snapped construction crane that's 75 stories dangling over a condo construction project. these are live pictures that you're looking at right now. it's swinging like a pendulum over midtown manhattan. now, this broke yesterday afternoon when the winds hit new york city. a nearby hotel was evacuated in case the snapped portion of the machinery broke and crashed. about 7.4 million homes are without power on the east coast. we did just get off the phone with pg&e. the utility company says they are sending more than 150 employees from northern california to help restore power on the east coast. live in studio, cate caugiran, cbs 5. >> thank you. sandy has been downgraded from a category 1 hurricane to a tropical storm. but sandy isn't quite done yet.
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still massive and full of water. let's kick it over to lawrence and find out what's next today. >> even lost the tropical storm characteristics. but it's still a very dangerous storm system as it moves onshore. it was interesting watching the approach moving along the east coast and making that hard left turn coming in perpendicular to the coastline combined with the very low pressure that you normally find in category 2 or 3 storms helped to lift up the water and we had that record surge into new york at 13 feet. now it has moved onshore. so the core is starting to warm with the storm but you have a lot of rain and some places seeing over 11 inches of rain and you have snow which is very unusual for a tropical system. and it looks like heavy snow in the appalachian two to three feet and more to come. strong gusty winds. it's a slow-moving storm so we'll see heavy rainfall in places they have already seen a lot of rain. flooding expected across the northeast so it will take a couple of days before it moves out of town. here in the bay area we have
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low clouds and dense fog heading out. some of those visibilities let's than a quarter mile especially along the coastline and into the north bay valleys. throughout the day today it is going to turn out to be a nice day 40s and 50s now. by the afternoon these temperatures moving up into the 60s maybe some 70s so right about average for this time of year should be a decent day but there's a threat of some rain on the way. and it could affect your trick or treating. boy, i can't -- i hate that! why does that have to happen! >> i know. i hate that, too. and then it could affect the thursday morning drive, as well. lawrence says it could be wet for that. in the meantime we'll enjoy dry conditions. it's good on the roads actually so far. we have not seen any major accidents just the usual commute on the bay bridge. we are just starting to see delays in the middle fastrak lanes usually the first indicator that they turned on the metering lights so now we are backing up to the end of the parking lot. elsewhere to the other maps, i
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mentioned some delays near the oakland coliseum. well, it was southbound 880 approaching 66. it was a stall. a taxicab driver stopped to help that person so may still be out there blocking a lane. we were seeing a few brake lights again just in the southbound lanes headlights are making their way southbound. and the good news we can see this camera once again. earlier it was clouded up by fog which could impact visibility across the bay area. that's your "timesaver traffic." back to you guys. >> thank you. the storm has forced the cancellation of thousands of flights and that includes hundreds that were supposed to travel into or out of the bay area. cbs reporter elissa harrington is at sfo this morning. what can passengers expect today? reporter: passengers can expect more cancellations and especially if they are trying to get to an east coast hub. here's the board. things are change throughout the morning. we are looking at the arrival board at terminal 2 at sfo. a couple of flights from new york and philly say they are going to be here on time on the departure board one flight to new york also says it's going
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to be on time. snow word if that should change because of the storm. check your flight status early and often. i have counted 17 canceled flights at sfo this morning but more than 200 have been canceled to and from the airport since yesterday. the storm has absolutely crippled air travel to and from the east coast grounding nearly 14,000 flights stranding travelers. even internationally. nearly 14,000 flights have been canceled. [ signal breakup ] more than 200 have been canceled out of sfo alone. the destinations affected including jfk, boston, chicago, philly, newark. a quarter of the flights in the united states pass in and out of new york so travelers all over are feeling a ripple effect. i spoke with one stranded passenger this morning who spent the night at sfo sleeping on a ben: he is a grad student and is desperately tryingget back to new york to make it on time to his class tomorrow. >> i [ indiscernible ] 20 -- from the airline -- to update
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my flight... whenever i try to call them, the automated machines say the volume is too much and i couldn't contact them amend they hang up on me every time when i try to call them. so i have to be here to update the flight. >> reporter: sounds frustrating, doesn't it? the best thing that travelers can do is try and make the changes online or over the phone. it could take airlines days to get back to their normal schedules. at sfo, elissa harrington, cbs 5. you can find continuing coverage on sandy on our website, cbssf.com. at the top of the page you will find links to watch live video coverage and track east coast radar and, of course, those airport delays. how about some baseball? the world series winners got a big welcome when they returned to their home ballpark in san francisco. giants flew home from detroit boarded a fleet of team buses
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for the trip to at&t park. and as you can see, a ton of people on hand. the manager singing the praises of his team. >> this was a special group. and, you know, we're not saying good-bye. we'll be here a couple of days, then it will be, see you later. and we'll see what happens. but i can't say i have had more fun than what i had this year. >> giants players took turns showing off the trophy to the crowd. there it is. next up tomorrow, that trophy on display -- romo i don't think is going to give it up, though -- because of the big parade at 11 a.m., starting at market street ending at the civic plaza. the podium where the giants will stand show off the trophy tomorrow afternoon. of course we'll have live special coverage of the parade of champions here on cbs 5 and on cbssf.com beginning at 11:00
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tomorrow. they are letting us outside. >> they are. should be exciting. a new effort is under way to limit the power of san francisco sheriff ross mirkarimi. the city's district attorney george gascon says he is drafting a law this would prevent mirkarimi from handing domestic cases this after the sheriff turned down a suggestion from the d.a. that he recuse himself from those cases voluntarily. the proposed law would need the support of at least six supervisors. time now 6:11. when we come back we'll speak live with people evacuated because of the super storm sandy. >> plus, can women actually get too much treatment for breast cancer? the surprising results of a new study. >> and the show must go on. how late night comedians in new york dealt without laughs. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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and paul shaffer... provinge show must go on, despite tht they can closed the subways and we can't get an audience. so do we do a show or not do a show? >> i don't know. >> it's up to you. >> it's up to me? >> yeah. >> let's go for it. >> do a show? >> come on, let's do a show. >> all right.come on in. why not. >> the thing is -- >> hey! ♪ [ music ] >> david letterman and paul schaefer proving the show, yes, must go on despite the nasty storm last night. >> as you can see, in the studio there the show was done yesterday without a live audience at the ed sullivan theater. jimmy fallon also did his new york talk show without an audience yesterday and they were missing some staff members because they couldn't get to the building. >> it might be a day or two before they do get an audience. we have stephanie on the line who lives in new york and stephanie, you're still in manhattan, right? i know you guys had an awful tough night. >> right. >> maybe you can explain exactly what happened and where
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you were and what it was like? >> sure, no problem. so, yes. i'm in lower manhattan. i'm on 20th street between first and fdr drive. so i'm actually just about 30 feet away from the east river. and last night, it was just incredible. the wind was massive. there were some people actually for some reason playing outside and you could see the wind literally blowing them of the water was up to people's waists. and we actually probably around midnight we could hear this guy yelling in the streets because he saw how his car was completely submerged in water. so it just it was a complete mess last night. >> it sounds like it. you sent a great picture of the water in the basement your building. can you tell us what was going on there? >> yeah. absolutely. so, uhm, i wanted to kind of see what was happening so i went down to the basement? so this is me standing inside
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the batesment taking a photo of what it looked like from the outside inside the basementful you probably see a dark line? the water is actually about a foot above that line so almost surpassed the window of the door. >> what are they saying to you in new york now to -- are people cleaning up, are people going to work or is everyone hunkered down waiting for things to clear up? >> well, i think most people are hunkered down. i knew my office was going to be shut down monday and tuesday. there's a lot of fire trucks out there trying to cleaning things up. a lot of people are strolling around trying to see what's happening and taking photos. but power is out. so we are actually thinking about maybe trying to stay with some friends for a couple of days. we're just sitting in the dark right now. >> yeah. crazy. okay, stephanie janof live in an apartment in downtown manhattan. we wish you the best and thanks for joining us. >> thank you. joining us now on the phone is matt gunn. matt lives in new york and he
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was evacuated on sunday. he is now staying in new jersey. first of all, matt, how are you doing this morning? >> doing okay. looks like the rain has stopped, let up. >> so you were evacuated on sunday. can you tell us what the conditions were like then and have you heard anything about your neighborhood or maybe even your house? >> yes. sunday we went out for a walk. it was a very calm day, the day before i think the mayor had made some announcements say that we were standing by waiting for the storm and warned us not to go surfing. so naturally sunday morning we went down to watch all the surfers take advantage of the big waves. we got the evacuation order maybe around midday sunday and it were just prepared to leave so we packed the car and headed for high ground in new jersey.
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it was still calm sunday and we at times doubted ourselves for leaving. but from the sound of it now, our neighborhood and many of the surrounding neighborhoods have all been flooded and there are a lot of fires toward breezy point which is about a mile away from where we live. >> matt, we're looking at some pictures. it looked like a truck with sandbags and guys obviously surfing some big waves. tell us where you live and have you had a chance to go back to see what kind of damage there is there? >> i live on the rockaway peninsula. we are maybe 300 yards from the beach on one side and maybe 900 yards from the jamaica bay on the other so we're mostly surrounded by water out there. and really all of that peninsula has water close on both sides. >> okay, matt. well, we hope when you get to
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your home that everything is intact and okay and glad that you're doing okay this morning. thanks for joining us. >> thank you. >> okay. and let's toss it over to lawrence now. you know, we would love to say that the storm is over but it is big and still dumping lots of rain. >> it's come onshore and winds are tomming down a little bit. still sustained -- are calming down a little bit still sustained at 65 miles an hour tremendous amounts of rainfall. we are not done with sandy yet. here in the bay area we have dense fog to start with this morning out the door. thick along the coast and parts of the north bay valleys. visibilities less than a quarter mile that will lift by the afternoon. we should sunshine. 60s at the coast. enjoy it, we have some changes coming. one last day of this ridge of high pressure and then you have the system developing off the coast. looking to bring some rain, can you believe it, for halloween? maybe some trick or treaters getting wet especially in the north bay. let's time this out for you. the fog gives way to sunshine. and then tomorrow late in the day here comes the storm system dropping in, into the evening
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hours in the north bay. and then overnight, on tomorrow night into thursday morning, more showers spreading throughout the rest of the bay area. so yeah, it looks like the giants parade is going to be okay. for today we're look good. 70s into the south bay, about 65 degrees in pacifica. east bay temperatures running into the 70s and then inside the bay, looking at highs as high as 69 degrees in oakland, 67 in san francisco and a pleasant 73 degrees in santa rosa. next couple of days return to wet weather around the bay area. showers likely to continue into thursday. by friday and saturday, looks like a return to warmer weather, maybe 80s on sunday. that's a look at weather. let's check things out with elizabeth. >> we can see some of the fog moving into some of our traffic cameras. fortunately it looks like it's still free and clear in the south bay but check this out getting busy especially in the northbound lanes of 101. this is right there by the mckee exit where we sent our photographer this morning and brake lights towards santa clara. the san mateo bridge commute is
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off to a great start. westbound 92 still about a 14 or 15-minute drive time heading toward foster city. still seeing green traffic sensors. things are overall moving fine. this is a live look at the incline of the bay bridge. it looks more stacked up in the way this traffic camera looks than it actually is. metering lights are on. it's backing up to the first or second overcrossing towards san francisco. that is a check of your "timesaver traffic." back to you. >> thank you. it's 6:22. can women actually get too much treatment for breast cancer? the surprising results of a new study. >> how about the 9ers put a big hurt on the cardinals last night. the highlights and the play of the day, boom, from that game when we come back. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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breast cancer treatment fins that for every life saved... three women are overtreated. an expert panel in britain from 11 in today's healthwatch a review of breast cancer treatment that for every life saved, three women are overtreated. a panel in britain analyzed data from 11 trials. 1300 were saved but 4,000 women were overdiagnosed. they were treated unnecessarily for a cancer that would have never threatened their lives. this is separate from the problem of false alarms. well, monday night win puts the san francisco 49ers up by two in the nfc west. alex smith looked good with a career night three touchdown passes including to two to michael crabtree. the 49ers won 24-3 over the cardinals. the defense laying out guys. look out. >> wow. >> made it two games in a row without allowing a touchdown.
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back to the 49ers game play of the day randy moss kind of a forgotten wide receiver but he still can bring it and he is off to the races. 47 yards for the touchdown. good to have him on our team. that is your play of the day. randy moss. 6:27. coming up the giants return home to a hero's welcome. big plans for tomorrow's big parade. >> plus the wrath of super storm sandy. a live look at the damage in washington, d.c. ,, ,,,,,,,,
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ashore and slams into the northeast. >> we knew that this was going to be a very dangerous storm and the storm has met our expectations. >> despite warnings -- >> don't be stupid. >> -- many stayed behind. >> thousands of people will need to be rescued. >> from massive fires to flooded streets and a famous boardwalk washed away. >> a strong storm surge from sandy caused the waters of the hudson to come into the streets of manhattan. >> a new day brings a new look at the damage that was done. >> but as the sun comes up today it is going to be terrible to see. >> a hero's welcome for the world champs. >> the city now gearing up for the big parade on wednesday setting up barricades. >> can't say i have had more fun than what i had this year. >> from across the bay -- >> give you an idea just how much two pounds of cocaine is, here's two pounds of powdered sugar. >> -- to around the world, the stories that matter on "eyewitness news this morning." >> what else is new! [ applause and cheers ]
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good morning, tuesday, october 30. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everybody. i'm frank mallicoat. it is 6:31. sandy leaves death, floods and a trail of destruction in its path. we have a live look at the radar. it shows the storm still moving across the eastern half of the country still massive dropping a lot of rain and even snow. >> this is a live look at flooding in washington, d.c. you can see this aerial view here. water levels will continue to rise throughout the day. forecast, are saying the flood levels along the potomac river are expected to be their worst in 16 years ago. it's the same scene across much the east coast. in some places entire neighborhoods are under water. sandy is blamed for the deaths of at least 17 people in the eastern united states. an estimated 7.4 million homes and businesses are currently without power across 16 states and washington, d.c. in the hard hit big apple, the new york stock exchange, nasdaq and broadway theaters will be closed for a second straight
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day. ines ferre is in new york with more on the wrath of sandy. reporter: a storm surge nearly 14 feet high pushed ashore flooding hundreds of miles of coastline from virginia to massachusetts. >> it's the most flooding i have seen in all the years i have lived here. >> reporter: floodwater and high winds have knocked out power to millions of people. >> we are seeing a large number of fires caused by downed wires an electrical problems relating to outages. >> reporter: more than 200 firefighters are still battling a blaze in an evacuation in queens. more than 50 homes have already been destroyed. the cause of the fire is still being investigated. and power outages prompted a mass evacuation from nyu hospital when a backup generator failed. dozens of ambulances lined up to evacuate more than 200 patients throughout the early- morning hours and extra help was called in to help move patients. >> we have 50 firefighters coming here as well, as well as from help from greater new york hospital association. there's a lot of help. but it's a challenging situation. >> reporter: just about all of southern manhattan is shut
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down. the floodwaters are receding but sandy's record surge proved to be too much for the island. this was the scene at the brooklyn battery tunnel as the hudson river overflowed its boundaries. sandy came ashore just south of atlantic city monday night. the city's famed boardwalk took a beating. 80 sections were swept away. once on land -- >> this is almost like from fall to immediate winter overnight. >> reporter: --sandy combined with a cold front to produce a massive snowstorm in the appalachians. and the subway system in new york city is dealing with what the mta is calling an unprecedented situation. ines ferre for cbs news, new york. >> storms are continuing to cause problems over a huge area of the eastern united states. as the storm moves inland there are warnings as far west as chicago. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran has a look at some of the damage and the rescue operations as well. >> reporter: good morning. this storm continues to move and sandy is destroying things in her path causing more evacuations along the way.
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now, off north carolina this was the dramatic rescue of the hms bounty. one by one coast guard plucked crewmembers from the ocean. the bounty was built in 1960 as a replica of the original 1787 vessel. it was used in a number of big budget films. the bounty sank when her engine and pumps failed. there were 16 crew on board. 14 were rescued. the ship's captain is still missing. one woman died and we are learning this morning from media outlets in southern california that she was a graduate from usc in los angeles. now, here are pictures out of new jersey that show the extreme damage. this morning, there is an ongoing rescue effort after a huge flow of water flooded a small town in the northern part of the state. atlantic city became an extension of the atlantic ocean. seaweed and ocean debris swirled in the knee deep water covering downtown streets. take a look at this. these are live pictures out of new york this morning. the snapped construction crane is right now dangling 75 stories high over a construction project. it broke yesterday afternoon when the winds pounded
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manhattan. a nearby hotel was evacuated in case the snapped portion of the machinery crashed. and as you heard this morning, 7.4 million homes are without power on the east coast and that number could rise. pg&e tells us this morning it is sending more than 150 employees some from northern california to help restore power there. live in studio, cate caugiran, cbs 5. >> thank you. sandy is no longer a hurricane or a tropical storm. but it is still massive and still doing some damage. lawrence? >> disaster continuing will be ongoing over the next couple of days. as cate said you have all of these people without power. now we have some very cold air mixing in the back side of this system and even tons of snow. here's the system as it made a hard left turn yesterday and then it came onshore moving perpendicular to the coastline a deep area of low pressure causing record storm surges into the new york area. and, of course, all the damage there. now sustained winds of 65 miles per hour but even near the core of the storm now you see that cold air mixing in with snow and a mixed bag as it makes its
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way in toward that low. but this low is going to be slow it drag out of town so some places nine to twelve inches of rainfall already and a whole lot more to come. widespread flooding all along the line here so it will take a couple of days before it moves out. so yeah, the disaster will continue over the next couple of days probably through thursday and friday, as well. here in the bay area, we have some dense fog around the bay area early on. that should give way to sunshine in the afternoon. and some warmer weather by the afternoon, as well. but there's some rain on the way too. we'll have more on that in a moment. let's check the roads with elizabeth. >> reporter: mass transit getting word of muni delays. some mechanical problems impacting the n-judah line just outbound impacted. they are turning trains around near 19th so bus shuttles are in place. all other mass transit looks good. bart looks good, ace train 1 and 3 no delay on caltrain and ferries. 880 through oakland a stall in
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the area southbound 880 near the oakland coliseum actually closer towards 66 now gone free and clear from lanes. both directions look good between hayward and downtown. coming up we'll check the bay bridge where the metering lights are turned on and things are stacking up. back to you. the storm continues to disrupt air travel worldwide and right here in the bay area, as well. there are hundreds of cancellations at all three of our airports and cbs 5 reporter elissa harrington has more from sfo where it's a bit of a mess there as well. >> reporter: it sure is. i just got off the phone with a manager at sfo. she gave me an update on the numbers. today alone, 114 flights to and from san francisco have been canceled added to 150 cancelled yesterday and almost 300 flights have been canceled here alone since yesterday. sandy has absolutely crippled air travel grounding nearly 14,000 flights throughout the country. today three new york airports
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are closed. jfk, laguardia and newark. other destinations affected, boston, philadelphia and washington, d.c. the cancellations have left thousands trying to reschedule and forced many to spend the night airports. i spoke with one stranded grad student from new york trying to get back in time for class. he has been at the airport 8.5 hours waiting to take off. >> i have been sleeping on the sofa over there with a chair and checking my email and checking work making sure nothing is too awful over there in the east coast. >> when will flights be restored in there are some that are preparing to take off for the east coast later on today. i did speak with a spokesman at sfo though. and he told me that optimistic and tentative at this point. so travelers should check their flight status.
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elissa harrington, cbs 5. find continuing coverage on sandy at cbssf.com. at the top of the page there are links for live video coverage and track east coast radar and airport delays, as well. federal investigators say a man swallowed 100 cocaine- filled pellets when he was arrested at sfo. the u.s. customs department says emanuel amakoa was taken into custody last week after he attracted the attention of border patrol officers. they say he swallowed the cocaine in an attempt to smuggle the drugs on a flight to japan. the man was taken to the hospital after his arrest on wednesday. on the bay area watch, the man accused of kidnapping and killing sierra lamar returns to court in san jose this afternoon. 21-year-old antolin garcia torres might enter a plea today. dna evidence linked him to the case. but lamar's body hasn't been found. a judge is expected to make a final decision today on whether victims of the san bruno pipeline explosion can
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sue pg&e for punitive damages. the san mateo county judge has tentatively decided against the utility in this case. more than 350 people have filed suit over the deadly explosion from two years ago. 6:41. in baseball, the world series trophy and the world champs are back home where they belon[ applause and cheers ] >> the giants got a huge welcome on the team buses outside at&t park around 4:00 yesterday. everybody wanted to take a look at the trophy that the players were more than happy to show off. >> you know, this was a special group. and we're not saying good-bye. we'll be here a couple of days, then it will be see you later and we'll see what happens. i can't say i have had more fun than what i had this year. >> giants players taking turns showing the trophy off to the
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crowd. next up, the big parade. that's tomorrow. that will happen tomorrow morning. the parade starts at the base of market street ends at the civic center plaza. the fun starts at 11:00. and let's take a live look at san francisco city hall where you can see they are already setting up for the festivities. got the podium up and there will be a whole lot of people there come tomorrow afternoon. we'll have special live coverage though if you can't make it to the parade of champions right here on cbs 5 and cbssf.com. it all starts at 11:00. and we're all pretty fire up about it. >> we are. it's going to be exciting. it's 6:42. left in the dark. what you can do to extend the life of your cell phone. >> and more dramatic images out of new york city. highway the storm took out part of this building. ,,
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down this building in new yk city. the facade fell onto a sidewalk at about 6:30 last wind gusts up to 50 miles per hour helped bring down this building in new york city. the facade falling right on the sidewalk. it happened around 6:30 last night leaving rooms on the second and third floors exposed to the elements. no injuries reported and the collapse is now under investigation. frank, the images we have been seeing all morning are amazing. sandy is leaving millions of people in the dark for days. and since many of us rely on our cell potential it's a good idea to know how to keep it working in a major disaster. cnet editor-at-large brian cooley is here with some power saving tips. good morning. >> reporter: we are seeing millions of people without power right now. and one of the first things you feel when the power goes out aside from perhaps the heat going and the lights you hit that right away, shortly after that i'm losing my contact with the world because it all goes
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through your cell phone these days. so here are four good tips to maximize the charge you have and to have a backup charge for your phone that can get you through days. first of all, don't call, text. texting uses a lot less network connectivity. so that little radio in there that talks to the towers, it does much less work and texting will often go through and calls won't. so it's important during emergencies. turn down your screen brightness. 60 to 70 percent of your battery is power the screen. the display is the vast majority of your battery issues. turn that down so you can barely see it and you will get more life out after charge. >> good to know. >> even in ordinary times to make your phone last longer. turn off 4-g or even 3-g the data connection you have for the internet and all if you don't need it and drop down to texting to save power, as well. a lot of folks don't know about that. and the fourth thing is, keep car chargers around. not everyone has a car charger but when the power goes out, you have cars in front of your house or neighbor's cars their bat tress are full of power and
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you can charge -- batteries are full of power and you can charge off the formerly called cigarette lighter now the cell phone port. you can get many charges out of a car battery over days so it's a great backup source. >> good to know. a lot of people are keeping in tune with everybody through facebook too but don't want to go on the internet on your opinion phone. >> reporter: that's using internet power. be judicious about that texting is the lifeline and turning down the display is key. plus they make extra battery packs you can keep handy that are a whole additional separate charge. just plug them in and it's like having a giant battery, duracell and others make those. those are popular. >> great tips, brian. thank you so much. you can find more of brian's tech watch segments on our website at cbssf.com/mornings. it's another rainout obviously on wall street. here now to talk about that, kcbs moneywatch reporter jason brooks with evidence though that the housing markets are on the rise.
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we have some good news today, right? >> reporter: good morning. we are hoping to see the markets reopen tomorrow. this is the first time since 1888 that weather has closed the consecutive outages for the new york stock exchange with a big blizzard in manhattan in 1888. word on the housing market as you mentioned. kay schiller putting out its report on home prices for august. across the 20-city index it rose 2% from a year earlier, the san francisco bay area posted a 5.3% gain and was up a half percent in august from july. continuing to see the housing market come back in regards to not only prices but also sales and now we're seeing builders get a little more active. shake-up at apple. a software developer john forstall with apple for 15 years in charge of mobile development. "new york times" says his ouster comes down to the flap over the map replacement of google maps saying that he
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refused to sign an apology for the issues surrounding that which eventually forced ceo tim cook to apologize publicly. never good when your boss has to apologize for something you didn't want to do and also the company's retail met john browett out after six months on the job at apple. we'll see how wall street reacts to all the news when it reopens. >> thank you, jason brooks with kcbs and cbsmoneywatch.com. we are following breaking news right now. firefighters are battling a house fire in san jose. you can see the crews are trying to work on this house. many people in the neighborhood are out there watching. this is the scene on linda flores street. crews were called out about an hour ago and again, several fire trucks are on the scene. residents are standing outside. our crew on the scene is trying to get latest information for us and as soon as we get more, we'll bring it to you. time now for a look at what's coming up on "cbs this morning."
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we do that with norah o'donnell who joins us live from new york. did you have quite a trip into work today? i imagine it was quite a mess out there. >> reporter: it's quite a mess here in new york and the surrounding areas. people are having a tough time. good morning. we have correspondents throughout this storm zone. we are going to show you some of the most dramatic images from overnight. flooding has crippled new york city. the storm surge has devastated the new jersey shore. and there is heavy snow that's falling further inland plus john miller is going to take you on a ride along with emergency crews as this power substation exploded in manhattan left a large part of this island without power. and new jersey governor chris christie, he is usually blunt. he is upset about hundreds of people ignoring his evacuation order. so he will be with us as well when we see you right at 7:00. >> thank you, norah o'donnell. thank you so much. as norah said, "cbs this morning" starts at 7:00. time for weather. our neck of the woods looking good but that storm continues
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to churn. >> yeah. it will be a big problem over the next couple of days. it's moved onshore but we'll see tremendous amount of flooding. heavy snow and power lines coming down. out west we have dense fog this morning that should gave way to mostly sunny skies as we head toward the afternoon but very thick early on. visibility down to there's than a quarter mile. but there's a chance of rain on the way too for halloween. this is the last day that high pressure ridge you have this low off the coast line and that's going to approach the bay area as we head in toward tomorrow afternoon. we'll see those clouds on the increase and then maybe by tomorrow evening, some rain moving into the north bay. sfo we have some delays there because of that dense fog just over an hour. by the afternoon that should be long gone. if you are traveling across the country things backed up with all the cancellation of flights along the eastern seaboard but sunshine into houston, sunshine into denver at 72. 48 in chicago and showers continuing in new york at 57 degrees. around the bay today it will be a nice day this afternoon. 72 degrees in san jose.
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70 in fremont. and about 72 degrees in redwood city. east bay temperatures up in the mid- to upper 70s and inside the bay we'll see 60s by the afternoon, patchy fog at the coast. but tomorrow rain could move in late in the day more like the evening in the north bay then across the rest of the bay area overnight on wednesday night into thursday, dry weather returns for the weekend and warmer temperatures too. >> our morning commute definitely getting under way. check out this live camera at the bay bridge toll plaza. the metering lights have been on for just about a half hour and so you can see it is stacking up towards of the 880 overcrossing. 15 minutes to get you on the bridge. to our maps and other live traffi cameras. n-judah line outbound service impacted mechanical issues so they are switching trains around at 19th avenue instead. bus shuttles are in place. that's the n-judah outbound service impacted. elsewhere here's a live look at our kcbs mobile5 camera. alan brooks behind the wheel this morning traveling southbound 680 in danville.
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so far looks free and clear. hotspot a lot of brake lights through the altamont pass and livermore. no incidents just a lot of heavy traffic right now. half hour -- more than a half hour to take you to the dublin interchange. that is a check. traffic. back to you guys. >> thank you. time now 6:54. more storm coverage coming up. >> including a massive fire that ripped you there a new york city burrough. how crews just through new york. more coming up. r banking. standard at citibank.
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sandy has destroyed 80 to 100 homes. some 200 firefighters have now contained the fire. but they are still putting out pockets of flames. this is breezy point in the borrowing the queens. in one building 25 people are trapped in an up stair unit. >> it's still pretty hairy out there. >> in a few minutes, new york city mayor michael bloomberg is about to speak about to address his residents and also jerry brown just announced that california national guard is going to to the east coast about 150 crewmembers going. >> it's amazing and that storm is still brewing. >> it is. they are going to see tremendous amounts of flooding there more heavy rains to come and more gusty winds and power outages everywhere. >> okay. and a quick thought on traffic? >> i guess i can show you a live look at milpitas. fog will be an issue for the morning drive. it's affecting a lot of our
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traffic cameras. >> have a great morning. parade tomorrow for the giants at 11:00. captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com ,,,,,,